FLORENCE, S.C. – Two Francis Marion University senior men’s soccer players, goalkeeper Jonathan Runion and back Mike Greenaway, have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Team for the College Division.
Runion was selected to the first team, while Greenaway was a second-team selection. Both earn All-District academic honors for the second consecutive year, having gained second-team honors in 2004.
The awards program is conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America. District III includes Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.
Runion, a native of Findlay, Ohio, played every minute of the 2005 season in goal for the Patriots. He recorded a 1.73 goals against average with 134 saves, the most by a Patriot keeper in 18 seasons. He recorded three shutouts this past season, and finished his career holding nearly every Patriot career goalkeeping record. He set FMU career records for saves (382), matches started in goal (66), matches played in goal (72), and minutes played in goal (6,446). His save total is second-best in PBC history.
He is a biology major (chemistry minor) with a 3.82 grade point average. He is an FMU Student Marshal, a member of Chi Alpha Sigma honor society, and a member of the school’s Ars Medica organization. He has been selected to both the Peach Belt Conference Presidential and FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic honors rolls three times.
Greenaway, a native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, missed two of the team’s first six matches with an injury, but started the other 18 matches and anchored the Patriot defense. He scored three goals on 16 shots, including the match-winner against local-rival Coker College, and assisted on one goal. He ended his career with seven goals and four assists.
A biology major with a psychology minor, he has a 3.39 GPA. He has also been named to the PBC Presidential and FMU Swamp Fox honor rolls three times each, and is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma.
The FMU men’s soccer team finished the year 8-11-1 against a difficult schedule that included nine matches against nationally ranked opponents. The Patriots advanced to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament semifinals.